Monday, August 31, 2009

Jerry Bruckheimer Buys Derek Haas Short Story for Film Development

Jerry Bruckheimer Films

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jerry Bruckheimer has purchased the rights to a short story by Derek Haas and hired the writer to expand it into a feature screenplay for Disney. The deal was worth more than seven figures.

The short story, Shake, was originally published on, a website created by Haas to allow TV and film writers to showcase their fiction. The story deals with an FBI agent who hunts a serial killer while fighting battles within his own body. Shake has been (temporarily?) taken off the website by the author, but is still available (as of this post) in Google cache. (It packs a lot of story into just a few paragraphs.)

Haas is also the author of the Silver Bear thrillers, the second of which, Columbus, is scheduled for publication this November.

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